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Volunteer of the Month

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  • 20 Aug 2014 12:16 AM | Lorraine Zank (Administrator)

    Joan was selected for the leadership role she assumed on this year's Total Trainer Project Team. Total Trainer is one of our Chapter's signature professional development offerings, and a major source of its revenue. This year's Total Trainer Project Team faced unusual challenges of time and resources. 


    Joan willingly assumed project management responsibilities as needed; together with her teammates, she put in extra hours to ensure the course started according to plan and within budget. As a result, Total Trainer was filled to capacity, and came to a successful conclusion. Joan is a Training & Development Specialist with Agile-1. Many thanks for your contributions!

  • 01 Jul 2014 4:35 PM | Lorraine Zank (Administrator)
    Jamie was selected for the excellent teamwork and project management skill she demonstrated as part of this year’s Total Trainer Project Team. Total Trainer is one of our Chapter's signature professional development offerings. This year's Total Trainer Project Team faced unusual challenges of time and resources. Jamie and her teammates responded by putting in extra hours to ensure the course started according to plan and within budget. As a result, Total Trainer was filled to capacity, and came to a successful conclusion. Jamie is a Learning & Organizational Development Manager at the County of Orange. Many thanks for your contributions!


  • 01 Jun 2014 3:05 AM | Lorraine Zank (Administrator)

    Marcia is recognized as Volunteer of the Month for the creativity and project management acumen she has demonstrated as eNews Coordinator for the Chapter Marketing Team. ASTD-OC members rely on “Timely Information,” “Meeting Minder”, and other eNews bulletins to learn about upcoming activities. Marcia stepped into the job on short notice, assumed ownership right away for planning and developing content, and continues to make sure eNews is delivered on deadline. 

    Marcia is a technical communications and training consultant with her own company, Tech Writers Ink, which offers training design and development, policies and procedures documentation, and other communication services. Many thanks for your contributions!

  • 27 Apr 2014 6:08 PM | Lorraine Zank (Administrator)
    Justin is recognized for his many contributions on the Chapter Talent Management team. Talent Management is one of ASTD-OC’s newest Board offices, with the mission to recruit, on-board, support, and reward the volunteers so critical to our Chapter’s success. Justin joined the team shortly after its formation early this year. Since then, he has been a thought leader, writer, and project manager, contributing many ideas on how Chapter leaders can help volunteers with their career goals. Justin is passionate about learning and OD, with 11 years combined experience in graduate school, practice, and training delivery. He holds a doctorate in psychology from Alliant University specializing in coaching and needs analysis. Since then, he has developed training programs and workshops for non-profits, health care professionals, and businesses on topics such as conflict management, interpersonal and communication skills, and building work place relationships. Thank you so much for the positive impact you have made!
  • 03 Mar 2014 4:46 PM | Lorraine Zank (Administrator)
    Michelle was selected as February’s Volunteer of the Month for her contributions as Volunteers Manager since 2012. In this role, she has worked closely with Board members to develop plans, processes, and tools for recruiting, on boarding, and recognizing Chapter volunteers. In November 2013, Michelle helped organize and co-host ASTD-OC’s First Annual Volunteer Thank-You Party. Recently, she participated in the Board’s 2014 strategy session, for which her perspective as a professional new to the field has been invaluable.  
     
    As a recent graduate from California State University, Fullerton, in psychology and business, she is designing and developing her position as Patient Liaison at Los Angeles Community Hospital to integrate her passion for learning and OD. Congratulations, Michelle. 

  • 01 Feb 2014 9:24 PM | Lorraine Zank (Administrator)

    Janine McDonald has served for more than two years as Co-Chair and facilitator of the Organization Development Special Interest Group, which attracts professionals from ASTD-OC, the National Human Resources Association, and other professional associations. Thanks to Janine’s constant outreach to the Orange County business community, the OD SIG’s featured speakers include a wide range of internal OD practitioners, which are a major factor in its popularity.

    She is actively involved with Make-A-Wish and other nonprofit organizations and helps match nonprofits in need of L&D services with professionals seeking to expand their resumes and grow their skills.

    Janine is a previous ASTD Board member and Vice President of Marketing. She mentors professionals new to the field and spreads the word about ASTD-OC as a public speaker and as an instructor at Brandman University.

    Janine is founder and CEO of J9 Leading Solutions.




     

  • 23 Dec 2013 12:12 AM | Lorraine Zank (Administrator)
    Aaron took an active role in the 2013 Leadership Recruitment Committee, which is responsible for seeking out candidates for the ASTD-OC Board of Directors and manager-level volunteer positions. He also played a key role in ensuring elections for the 2014 Board were completed on a very tight schedule. In addition, he served on the Website Team for the first half of this year, helping to generate ideas for the site's improved "look and feel." Aaron is a Training Specialist at Corinthian Colleges, Inc.
  • 23 Dec 2013 12:07 AM | Lorraine Zank (Administrator)
    Christopher has served the Chapter in several roles for Programs and Marketing. This past summer, he delivered a two-day workshop for ASTD-OC, "Crucial Conversations," which focused on practical applications from the best-selling book by the same name, and received high reviews from all who attended. Christopher is a Training & Development Administrator with the Orange County Transportation Authority, and Co-Founder of Dare Consulting. He joins the Board in 2014 as Chief Finance Officer.
  • 04 Nov 2013 3:58 PM | Kathleen Ashelford (Administrator)
    Michele Schwab is a member of ASTD Orange County and a volunteer on the Social Media team. Last summer, Michele supported the Western Area Leadership Conference by setting up equipment, welcoming conference attendees, and assisting the speakers. Her talents helped make the conference a success!

    Michele works for THINK Together, a non-profit organization and one of the largest extended learning providers in California. THINK Together serves over 100,000 young people in Los Angeles, Orange, San Bernardino, and Riverside counties, as well as in the Bay Area and Sacramento.  Michele is responsible for training and development of those who support and operate its programs.

    Michele also has over 12 years of experience in various Human Resources roles with Hyatt Hotels and Resorts in Florida, New Mexico, and California.

    Michele is passionate about opening doors for others and connecting them with opportunities or resources to level the playing field for all. 
  • 27 Sep 2013 8:09 PM | Lorraine Zank (Administrator)
    Lore has taken an active role in chapter leadership as Outreach manager, working with other chapters, non-profit professional organizations, and corporate organizations to bring awareness of, develop relationships with and recruit members and volunteers for ASTD-OC. Behind the scenes, Lore makes connections between L&D professionals around our community, talking about value of ASTD Orange County, and OC chapter leaders, to get them engaged with everything the chapter does to bring value.  

    Lore is the Learning and Development Director at AETHRE, where she "inspires movement to activate change."  Her holistic training and facilitation approach, backed by decades of research and analysis, leads to long-term improvement in communication, engagement, and change management. Lore's primary focus is in guiding sole proprietors, individuals in transition, and corporations in the throes of dramatic change and flux.

    Thank you, Lore!
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